BUTLER, H.M., ESQ.
Neg. No: (GP) 7977
Neg. Size: 12"x10"
Neg. Date: 14-06-1923

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Sitters: (L-R)

Miss Gabrielle Butler ( )
Mrs. Hugh Myddleton Butler, née Annette Scofield (d. 1932)
Mr. Hugh Myddleton Butler (1857-1943)
Mrs. Gerard Harries, née Butler ( ).

Biog:

(Mr. H.M. Butler) Ironmaster and engineer; M.P. (C) North Leeds (1922-23);

(Mrs. H.M. Butler) Daughter of Edward Scofield, of Sandringham; m. (1881) Hugh Myddleton Butler.

Date: 14 June 1923.

Occasion: The Court, 14 June 1923: Mrs. H.M. Butler presented by the Acting Mistress of the Robes, the Duchess of Devonshire, and herself presented her daughters - Miss Gabrielle Butler and Mrs. Gerard Harries.

Location: The Lafayette Studio, 160 New Bond Street, London, W.

Descr: FL.

Costume: Court dress x 3;(1) velvet court dress, new style x 1.

Costume Supplier: (Ladies' dresses) Machinka, Dover Street, London, W.

Jewellery: -

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop; armchair.

Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 160 New Bond Street, London.

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 3.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

Biog: (Mr. H.M. Butler) Who's Who.

Occasion: The Times, 16 June 1923, p 8a.

Costume: (Ladies' dresses) The Times, 16 June 1923, p 8d-e; (Male court dress, new style) Herbert A.P. Trendell (ed.), Dress and Insignia Worn at His Majesty's Court, London, 1921.

Costume Supplier: (Ladies' dresses) The Times, 16 June 1923, p 8d-e.

Jewellery: -

Reproduced: -

1. (Mrs. H.M. Butler) "A draped gown of grey and gold embroidered marocain with a train of mist-blue beauté, veiled in blue chiffon and bordered with gold lace"; (Miss G. Butler) "A gown of yellow crepe romain embroidered in gold and diamanté. A train of gold tissue, lined with flame-coloured chiffon and trimmed with gold lace"; (Mrs. G. Harries) "A gown of white satin beauté draped with white chiffon and embroidered in crystal and diamanté. A train of anemone pink georgette, finished with bands of crystal beads" (see: The Times, 16 June 1923, p 8d-e).